Hurrell Solicitors respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data.
Hurrell Solicitors of 198 The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 3EU and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No.566308. Website URL: https://www.hurrellsolicitors.com.
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Hurrell Solicitors collect and process your personal data that you provide us with, including any data you may provide when visiting and using our website.
If you are a client of Hurrell Solicitors, it is important that you read this privacy notice together with our Terms of Business and any letter of engagement sent to you. This privacy notice supplements such terms of engagement and is not intended to override them.
Hurrell Solicitors are the data controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “Hurrell Solicitors”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).
We have appointed a data privacy manager who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data privacy manager using the details set out below.
Data privacy manager: Andrew Hurrell Principal
Email address: email@example.com
Postal address: 198 The Broadway, Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 3EU
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
This version was last updated January 2019. This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis by the data privacy manager.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
If you fail to provide personal data
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or in accordance with terms upon which you have engaged our professional services, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to provide the legal services required and we may have to cancel our client retainer with you. We will notify you if this is the case at the time.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending you with details of other legal services or events that we consider to be of interest to you. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
We may have to share your personal data with third parties including but not limited to:
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We may transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
How long will you use my personal data for?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
If you are a client of the firm, after completing your work, unless you ask us to return all documents to you, we will keep our file of your papers for most matters for up to six years. The common exceptions to this rule for example residential purchases which we retain for 12 years, and wills and powers of attorney, which we retain indefinitely.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. Please click on the links below to find out more about these rights:
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to: